Description

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Arachnid Collection was established in 1981 and consists of about 4900 databased specimens and an additional several thousand that are curated but not yet registered. The majority of the specimens have been collected from locations in Northern Australia. The collection includes 95 holotypes and over 200 paratypes.

Specimens can be lent to workers at other institutions upon application and the MAGNT also welcomes visiting researchers.

The collection was established in 1981 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

The bulk of the collection contains Araneans, with smaller holdings of Acarina, Scorpiones and Pseudoscorpiones. Myriapods are also included in this collection.

Geographic range

Mostly from the Northern Territory, especially the Top End and Central Australia.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Arachnid Collection is 5,500.

Of these 4,900 are databased. This represents 89.1 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-01-31 11:45:50.0

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Northern Mouse spider: Missulena pruinosa

MAGNT

Location

19 Conacher St
Bullocky Point, Darwin
Northern Territory 0820
Australia

Contact

Mr Gavin Dally
Senior Collections Manager, Natural Sciences
phone: +61-(0)8-8999 8247
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Membership

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Collections (CHAEC)

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC)

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Arachnid Collection has an estimated 5,500 specimens.
The collection has databased 89.1 % of these (4,900 records).

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